Lansing, Michigan

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City of Lansing
Location of Lansing
Coordinates: 42°44′0.6″N 84°32′48.12″W / 42.7335°N 84.5467°W / 42.7335; -84.5467Coordinates: 42°44′0.6″N 84°32′48.12″W / 42.7335°N 84.5467°W / 42.7335; -84.5467
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ingham, Eaton
Settled 1835
Incorporation 1859
Government
 • Type Strong Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Virg Bernero (D)
Area
 • City 35.2 sq mi (91.3 km2)
 • Land 35.0 sq mi (90.8 km2)
 • Water 0.20 sq mi (0.50 km2)
 • Urban 136.8 sq mi (354.4 km2)
 • Metro 1,714.6 sq mi (4,441 km2)
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 • City 119,128
 • Density 3,403.6/sq mi (1,312.3/km2)
 • Urban 300,032
 • Metro 454,044
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48901-48980 [1]
Area code(s) 517

Lansing is the capital city of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is about 1 to 2 hours west of Detroit. It lies in the center of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The landscape is flat and there is a lot of agriculture.